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A Conversation Between Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson

by Mary Berry, Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson & others

<p>The collection of lectures and publications from the Schumacher Center for a New Economics represents some of the foremost voices on a new economics.?</p> <p>At the 36th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures Mary Berry–Executive Director of The ...

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A Simpler Life: The Clark County Amish

by Kris Leonhardt

<p>They travel the roads on a warm summer day, enjoying the summer breeze as they take in scenery along the way. Driving past woods and fields bordering rustic country roads, they raise their hands from time to time to acknowledge both neighbors

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Aging in Rural Places

Programs, Policies, and Professional Practice

by Elaine T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD

<p>Research documents that rural elders are poorer, live in less adequate housing, and have far fewer health and service options available to them than their urban counterparts, yet there is a critical lack of current and detailed information on

ISBN: 9780826198112

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Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage

Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation

by Jérémie Forney, Chris Rosin & Hugh Campbell

<p>In recent decades, the governance of the environment in agri-food systems has emerged as a crucial challenge. A multiplicity of actors have been enrolled in this process, with the private sector and civil society progressively becoming key ...

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Alternative countrysides

Anthropological approaches to rural Western Europe today

by Jeremy MacClancy

<p>This volume takes a fresh anthropological look at a central but neglected topic: the profound changes in rural life throughout Western Europe today. As locals leave for jobs in cities, they are replaced by a variety of incomers including ...

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Alternatives to Economic Orthodoxy: Reader in Political Economy

Reader in Political Economy

by Randy Albelda

<p>Exploring the question of whether China's peasantry was a revolutionary force, this volume pays particular attention to the first half of the 20th century, when peasant-based conflict was central to nationwide revolutionary processes. It ...

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Animal Intimacies

Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas

by Radhika Govindrajan

<p>What does ­it mean to live and die in relation to other animals?  <em>Animal Intimacies</em> posits this central question alongside the intimate—and intense—moments of care, kinship, violence, politics, indifference, and desire that occur ...

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Beyond the Mountains

Commodifying Appalachian Environments

by Drew Swanson & James Giesen

<p><em>Beyond the Mountains</em> explores the ways in which Appalachia often served as a laboratory for the exploration and practice of American conceptions of nature. The region operated alternately as frontier, wilderness, rural hinterland, ...

ISBN: 9780820353975

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Big Places, Big Plans

by Mark B. Lapping

<p>With origins in the late 1960s, a 'quiet revolution' in land use planning and control has taken hold across North America. First seen as a manifestation of the environmental movement, the revolution prompted governments at several levels to ...

ISBN: 9781351162500

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Bigger Than Life

Cultural Identity and Labor Relations Among Gaucho Cowboys in Southern Brazil

by Luciano Bornholdt

<p>The gaucho is associated with everything in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. This Brazilian cowboy was made into a state icon, a symbol of regional identity. The figure of the gaucho —always the heroic gaucho of the past, never the poor ranch ...

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Building Resilience of Floating Children and Left-Behind Children in China

Power, Politics, Participation, and Education

by Guanglun Michael Mu

<p>The past two decades have seen exponential growth of urbanisation and migration in China. Emerging from this growth is a population of floating and left-behind children which is estimated to be approaching 100 million. Due to their increasing

ISBN: 9781351374255

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Campsteading

Family, Place, and Experience at Squam Lake, New Hampshire

by Derek Brereton

<p>The campstead is an American institution. After the Civil War, with neo-colonialism, environmentalism, and arts-and-crafts on the rise, some families sought rural locations for rustic camps. There they raised their children in the summertime.

ISBN: 9781351572767

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Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories

Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador

by Jill DeTemple

<p><em>Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories</em> examines the ways in which religion and community development are closely intertwined in a rural part of contemporary Latin America. Using historical, documentary, and ethnographic data ...

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Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador

by DeTemple, Jill

Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories examines the ways in which religion and community development are closely intertwined in a rural part of contemporary Latin America. Using historical, documentary, and ethnographic data collected over ...

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Changing China: Migration, Communities and Governance in Cities

by Li Si-Ming, Shenjing He & Kam Wing Chan

<p>China’s unprecedented urbanization is underpinned by not only massive rural-urban migration but also a household registration system embedded in a territorial hierarchy that produces lingering urban-rural duality. The mid-1990s onwards ...

ISBN: 9781315536675

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China's Peasant Agriculture and Rural Society

Changing paradigms of farming

by Jan Douwe van der Ploeg & Jingzhong Ye

<p>China's agriculture and rural society has undergone rapid changes in recent years. Many poorer farmers and younger people have moved to cities, and yet China has an immense challenge to feed a growing and more affluent population. This ...

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Choosing A Sustainable Future

by Liz Walker

We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, NY a new culture is blossoming - one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice and creativity. Ithaca is

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Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-Making in Asia

by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Hui Yew-Foong & Philippe Peycam

<p>This volume is based on papers from the second in a series of three conferences that deal with the multi-scalar processes of heritage-making, ranging from the local to the national and international levels, involving different players with ...

ISBN: 9789814786683

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Coffee Time

by Kinyanjui, Njeri

In Coffee Time, Mary Njeri Kinyanjui uses her childhood experiences in a rural coffee farm to show the struggles that farmers go through to earn a living. They linger in poverty as intermediaries along the coffee value chain rake huge profits. ...

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Communities and Communion in the Texas Hill Country

by Paul O. Primrose

<p>In today’s ever-busy, every-hurrying world, it’s easy to yearn for slower, simpler times. Life in the old days was hard and far from idyllic, but the people were hard-working, honest, and honorable. In his book, Communities and Communion in ...

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